Beauty from ashes

It had been a damn tough 24 hours.  Within that time, I had been given a few difficult bits of news and I was emotionally pretty much running on empty.  So, I just stayed in the side office where I took that last piece of news and re-read Psalm 23 a few times.  This isn’t to say that I have all my ducks in a row – not by a long shot, but after a final kick to my emotional testicles, I needed something. Continue reading “Beauty from ashes”

The Black Dog

On 26.10.2015 at 08:20, the signed printout from the doctor confirmed that the black dog had officially caught up with me.  To be honest, I think it had been stalking me for as long as I can remember and has been padding along beside me for at least the past year or longer.  The doctor’s note was merely a formality. Continue reading “The Black Dog”

Forest Gym

Weight training when life sucks: Why does God allow suffering?

Barbell and lifter

Life had thrown us a few curve balls, and a close friend asked why Christians sometimes seem to have such a rough time of things.  She knows where we are at as a family and she has seen a close relative who was also a Christian suffer, and ultimately loose, a long battle with cancer.  Possibly she was starting from the assumption that Christians should have things easier, you know, since we’re best friends with Jesus ‘n’ all .. Continue reading “Weight training when life sucks: Why does God allow suffering?”